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African American Read-In
February 2014
One of the many sponsored projects of the Black Caucus is the highly successful African American Read-In.  Click here to learn how you can get involved!


NCTE Annual Convention Events 2013 -- Boston

Black Caucus Executive Committee Meeting (for Caucus EC Members Only)
Friday, November 22
9:15 am - 10:45 am
Sheraton Boston/Jefferson Room, 3rd Floor

Black Caucus Open Forum Meeting
Saturday, November 23, 2013
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Hynes/Room 210, Level Two

Cultural Celebration and Social Event
Hosted by the Black and Latino Caucuses Social Event Sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied and Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities.

Friday, November 22, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Cultural Celebration
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Social Event
Hynes/Ballroom C, Level Three

The beat of African drums, the voices and verbs of spoken word poetry, and the eclectic energy of Boston's youth highlight an evening of culture, history, and performance. This dynamic event will start at the word when music meets breath, interacting and converging in conversation, using spoken word poetry to reclaim identities and challenge inequities around language, privilege and power. Each performance will illuminate issues transcultural and representative of neo-American being, while highlighting children and our stories told through themes of social justice and communities of harmony. Youth poets from the Boston area will provide the platform on which drumbeats and dance will dramatize this new integrative dialogue, staging the power of cultural practices to engage the connective work of inclusion while championing the voices of the next generation folded into vibrations of the past. These young people will excite and delight you, make you feel proud to be a member of our diverse world. After the performances, we invite you to continue conversations, play and dance together at our post-event reception sponsored by Michigan State University's Center for Applied and Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Arts and Humanities and presented collectively by the Black and Latino Caucuses for all NCTE members and guests. The reception will feature a live DJ and plenty of dance space.



Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award
The NCTE Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award (APCL) established in 2007 and first presented in 2008 recognizes a person of color who has made a significant contribution to NCTE and the development of our professional community.

Past Recipients
2012,  Geneva Smitherman, Michigan State University
2011,  James L. Hill, Albany State University, Georgia
2010,  Maria Franquiz, University of Texas, Austin
2009,  Arnetha Ball, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2008,  Victor Villanueva, Washington State University, Pullman

Barksdale Turner Scholarship in African American/Black Literature
The Barksdale-Turner Scholarship was established (1993) by the Black Caucus of NCTE and CCCC in recognition of Richard K. Barksdale and Darwin T. Turner, two leading scholars, critics, and teachers in the field of African American/Black Literature.  The scholarship is intended to support the continued education of an African American student who is an English major with a demonstrated interest in African American/Black literature.  The student must plan to teach.

2011 Recipient, Kendra Mitchell, Florida State University, Tallahassee

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